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The 2020 Booker Prize longlist announced

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The 2020 Booker Prize longlist announced

Jul 28 2020

The longlist (known as 'The Booker Dozen') for The 2020 Booker Prize is announced today.

The list was chosen from 162 novels published in the UK or Ireland between October 2019 and September 2020. The Booker Prize for Fiction is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English and published in the UK or Ireland.

The 13 novels and their UK publishers are:

  • Diane Cook (USA) The New Wilderness (Oneworld Publications)
  • Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe) This Mournable Body (Faber & Faber)
  • Avni Doshi (USA) Burnt Sugar (Hamish Hamilton, Penguin Random House)
  • Gabriel Krauze (UK) Who They Was (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
  • Hilary Mantel (UK) The Mirror & The Light (4th Estate, HarperCollins)
  • Colum McCann (Ireland/USA) Apeirogon (Bloomsbury Publishing) 
  • Maaza Mengiste (Ethiopia/USA) The Shadow King (Canongate Books)
  • Kiley Reid (USA) Such a Fun Age (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury Publishing)
  • Douglas Stuart (Scotland/USA) Shuggie Bain (Picador, Pan Macmillan)
  • Brandon Taylor (USA) Real Life (Originals, Daunt Books Publishing) 
  • Anne Tyler (USA) Redhead by The Side of The Road (Chatto & Windus, Vintage)
  • Sophie Ward (UK) Love and Other Thought Experiments (Corsair, Little, Brown)
  • C Pam Zhang (USA) How Much of These Hills is Gold (Virago, Little, Brown)

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